Accordingto Interfax-Ukraine, the press service of the PGO stated that theappropriate procedure was conducted by an investigator within theframework of overseeing the investigation of the case conducted bythe Security Service of Ukraine.
At the same time, the Prosecutor General'sOffice could not clarify on what grounds was the pre-trialinvestigation reopened.
As reported earlier, the Central InvestigationDepartment of the SSU on 26 December 2012 completed the pre-trialinvestigation in the criminal proceedings against the former Officeof State Security Major Melnychenko in the issue of disclosure ofstate secrets, and sent the indictment to thePGO.
Earlier, First Deputy Prosecutor General RenatKuzmin stated that it was Melnychenko who warned him that the U.S.is preparing to arrest him. "Melnychenko named those involved inthese illegal actions. Among these are high-ranking officials ofthe U.S. State Department," said Kuzmin. By coincidence, after thatthe PGO canceled the indictment in the criminal case of the formermajor.